Overall personality of an individual is reflected in his habits. Routine of a person shows how far he is destined to go in life. A person with energetic enthusiasm who follows airtight schedule and takes great interest in learning new skills is bound to rise high. Mental attitude and good habits are root cause for the rise and fall of men. We must attentively examine habits that exist and keep creeping in our routine. Habits change contagiously depending on the company of people we meet. Love for good habits and contempt for the bad ones have to be developed intentionally.
“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop,” observed H.L. Mencken, an American writer. There are many qualities in our personalities to love and many to wage war against. Identify those habits in your nature which would take you further on the road of success and love them vigorously. Love them so much that you can’t leave them ever; so they always remain with you and you protect them at the cost of life. They will make you great.
Similarly, there are many habits and flaws in our nature, personality which need to be improved and changed. Let us wage a fierce war against them. At any cost, remove and uproot them forever. Not even a single sign of their existence should remain in our routine.
Habits are compulsions that we follow unconsciously. So unless we constantly try to remove these bad habits consciously, they will remain and keep dragging us behind the roadmap of success.
Researches say it takes about 3 months to establish a new habit in our mind. On the same principle it would take three months at minimum to get rid of a bad habit. Keep note of doing or not doing an activity for at least three months to imbibe it in habitual routine.
So love more the good habits and wage war against bad habits. Start immediately.